Friday, October 31, 2014

EXPENDITURE  MANAGEMENT - ECONOMY MEASURES AND RATIONALISATION OF EXPENDITURE. CLICK HERE to view the MOF OM

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

7th CPC visit to Mumbai from 6th November, 2014 to 8th November, 2014

Percentage of women in the Government Service and age limit for entering the Govt service

The Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions was requested to answer the following questions regarding status women employees in Central government services. Singh Shri Bhola M.P (Question No.4934) has raised the following questions in Parliament.
(a) The percentage of women in the Government service and the increase in percentage during the last three years;
(b) Whether the Government has taken/ contemplating to take any policy decision to encourage women to join Government service and if so, the details thereof;
(c) Whether in several competitive examinations, the maximum age limit for general candidates is 27 years and if so, the details thereof;
(d) Whether there is a need for increasing the maximum age limit for women for entry in theGovernment service; and
(e) If so, the details thereof and the measures taken in this regard?
In his reply to the above questions the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Shri .DR. JITENDRA SINGH submitted the following answer in Lok Sabha on 13.08.2014
(a): Details of percentage of women in Government service over the years, as per the Census of Central Government Employees, 2012, released by Directorate General Employment & Training are at Table-1 in the Annexure.
(b): In order to encourage the women to join Government service, they are provided some special facilities as under:
(i) maternity leave (ii) child care leave (iii) child adoption leave (iv) special allowance to women with disability (v) provision of crèche facility (vi) posting of husband and wife at the same station (vii) special priority in allotment of residential accommodation (viii) provision for protection of women from acts of sexual harassment (ix) age relaxation for appointment to widows, divorced woman and woman judicially separated from their husbands and who are not remarried (x) special dispensation for woman officers of All India Services of North East cadre (xi) change of Cadre in case of marriage of All India Service Officer and (xii) exemption from payment of fee for examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission and Staff Selection Commission.
Also, as per the recommendations of the 62nd Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee, publicity to encourage women to prefer/ join Government Service is being given.
(c): The upper age limit for general candidates for entry in the Government Service is as at Table-2 of the Annexure.
(d) & (e): There is a provision for age relaxation for appointment in Government service for Widows, divorced Women and Women judicially separated from husbands and not re- married, upto 35 years for posts of Group C filled through Staff Selection Commission/ Employment Exchange (upto 40 years for members of Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes).
ANNEXURE REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO THE LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 4934 FOR ANSWER ON 13.08.2014.
ANNEXURE
TABLE- 1

WOMEN IN GOVERNMENT OVER THE YEARS

Year
    Total No. of employees                    (in lakhs)
No. of Women employees    (in lakhs )
      Percentage
1991
38.13
2.88
7.58
2001
38.76
2.91
7.53
2009
30.99
3.11
10.04
TABLE- 2

UPPER AGE LIMIT FOR DIFFERENT POSTS IN GOVERNMENT SERVICE

S.No
Posts
Age Limits
I
Posts having Grade Pay more than Grade Pay Rs.7600/-
Preferably below 50 years
II
Posts having Grade Pay Rs.7600
50 years
III
Posts having Grade Pay Rs.6600
40 Years
IV
Posts having Grade Pay Rs.5400
35 Years
V
Posts having Grade Pay Rs.4200, 4600 and 4800
30 Years
VI
Posts having GP Rs. 1800, 1900,  2000,  2400 and 2800
Between 18 and 25 years

Note: The upper age limit for recruitment by the method of Direct Open Competitive Examination to the Central Civil Services and Civil posts specified in the relevant Service/ recruitment rules shall be increased by two years.

Grant of House Rent Allowance to Central Government Employees on Transfer from one station to another station – MoD orders

Tele : 23012408
No. A/81397/DGQA/ADM/RMD (CW)

9 Oct 2014

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE 
DGQA/ADM/RMD (CW)

GRANT OF HRA TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES ON TRANSFER FROM ONE STATION TO ANOTHER – INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING

1. As per the instructions contained in Min of finance (Departments of Expenditure) OM No. 11014/2/Ell(B)/82 dt 19 Mar 1983 read in conjunction with Min of Finance OM No. F2(37)-Ell(B)/64 dt 27 Nov 1965, ” A Government servant, who, on transfer, has been permitted to retain Government accommodation at the old station on payment of normal rent or penal rent or retains Government accommodation unauthorisedly on payment of market rent etc, will not be entitled to HRA at the new station for the period beyond 8 months from the date of his transfer”.


2. It may be ensured that the provisions and procedures for claiming HRA as per MoF letters under reference and after obtaining NAC as governed by SRO-31 for DGQA Pool of Accommodation.

3. This may be disseminated to all Establishments under your control for information and necessary action.

4. This has the approval of DGQA.

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(OP Singh)
Col

Dir (Works)

Month-long Winter Session to commence on 24th November

New Delhi: Winter session of Parliament will start from November 24 and conclude on December 23 during which a heavy legislative agenda is on the cards. The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday recommended the dates to the President.

The month-long session will have a total of 22 sittings in which four days have been earmarked for Private Members' business.

A total of 67 bills 59 in Rajya Sabha and eight in Lok Sabha are pending and the government will push for passage of "at least 30 to 35" legislations, a senior minister said.

This will be the second major session since the Narendra Modi Government took over in May.

The long wait for finalisation of seating arrangement in Lok Sabha is expected to be over before the session commences, almost six months after the constitution of the new House.

"We expect the arrangement to be in place before the winter session," said an official at Parliament over the exercise which has dragged on after the declaration of the results of the 16th Lok Sabha polls on May 16.

Average number of sittings in the past five Winter sessions has been 22 and the dates were decided based on precedents, source said.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Anant Kumar and Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu are members of the Committee.


HRD Minister Smriti Irani and Ministers of state for Parliamentary Affairs Prakash Javadekar and Santosh Gangwar are special invitees to the Committee.

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has issued 70 crore Aadhaar numbers as on 28th October 2014.

As on date, nine states including Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, have crossed 90 percent Aadhaar coverage, while sixteen states have Aadhaar coverage of over 70 percent. UIDAI is also conducting Aadhaar enrolments in the newly assigned states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Uttarakhand and Chhattisgarh, at a fast pace. These four states with a combined population of about 34 crore, were added earlier this year to UIDAI’s mandate by the government. Till date, Aadhaar numbers have been issued to 8.93 crore residents in these states, which is 26% of the target population.

Over 25,000 Aadhaar enrolment kits are operational across the country, including both camp mode and Permanent Enrolment Centres, with a total output of approximately 10 lakh enrolments per day. UIDAI has already geared up its processing capabilities to achieve the targets and has the capacity to process around 15 lakh enrolment packets every day. Enrolments are expected to pick up further once the festival season is over.

In the recent months, Government of India has provided fresh impetus to the UIDAI by linking Aadhaar to various schemes and initiatives, including the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), MGNREGA, Pensions, Scholarships, DBTL, UAN (EPFO), PDS, Passports, Attendance system in government offices etc. 

Aadhaar facilitates "anytime, anywhere" online authentication of a resident through universal verification of one`s identity based on the demographic and biometric information of an individual, thereby eliminating any chances of duplication or fraud. Aadhaar not only provides universal mobility of identity to every resident, but also assists in online booking of tickets and in applying for a passport. It is also a proof of identity (PoI) and a proof of address (PoA) for opening a bank account, as it meets the `Know Your Customer` (KYC) norms of Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Under the recently launched PMJDY, Aadhaar, through its online e-KYC service, proves one’s digital identity beyond doubts and uniquely enables an individual to open a bank account instantly, in a paperless manner. Aadhaar is now the world’s largest biometric database.

For any further information, please contact:

ADG (Media), UIDAI at 011- 23466831

Office Memorandum on Regularization of Casual Labour with Temporary Status - Proposals from Ministries & Departments


Medicines under CGHS can be issued for up to 3 months at a time in chronic diseases

F.No 2-2/2014/CGHS PPT/CGHS(P)
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare

Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road
New Delhi 110 108

Dated: the 21st October , 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub- Issue of medicines / reimbursement of expenditure on investigations / treatment procedures / implants and other medical devices under CGHS- regarding.

             With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to draw attention to paragraph (c) and (d) of the Office Memorandum of even No dated the 25th August 2014 and to state that in response to the representations received from CGHS beneficiaries in this regard , it has now been‘decided by the competent authority to withdraw the provisions under para (c) and para (d) of the Office Memorandum No 2-2/2014/CGHS HQ/ PPT/CGHS(P) dated the 25th August , 2014 [view] and to restore the status existing prior to the issue of above stated OM dated the 25th August, 2014.

In other words medicines under CGHS can be issued for up to 3 months at a time in chronic diseases on the basis of a valid prescription and for up to 6 months for those beneficiaries who are going abroad, as was the case prior to issue of OM dated 25.8.2014.


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(RAVI KANT)
Under Secretary to Government of India

DOPT Notification ---- Appointment of Chief Information Commissioner

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